Journeys

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Warren

Angina, Heart failure

Warren never guessed that the slight breathlessness he’d been experiencing was a cardiac problem ...

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Victor

Heart attack

Aged 82 at the time of his heart attack, medical staff weren’t sure if Victor could cope with open...

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Graeme

Angina

For someone who doesn’t like to sit still, recovering from open heart surgery posed a particular ...

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Faye

Atrial fibrillation, Heart valve problems

For most of her life, Faye has had to be self-reliant, but after open heart surgery all she really ...

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Janet

Angina

Janet never even suspected there was something wrong with her heart. And now, she still ponders if ...

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Jenny

Aortic dissection

After a six-hour surgery for aortic dissection came six days in an induced coma. Then came the task ...

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John

Heart attack

John was convinced that the pain across his chest was indigestion – not a heart attack....

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Judy

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems, High cholesterol

Judy wasn’t worried about her aortic valve replacement – it wasn’t an uncommon operation and ...

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Denise

Heart attack

It took six weeks of symptoms, a stranger approaching her in the supermarket to ask if she was all ...

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David

Heart attack

Heart trouble has accompanied other life-changing events for David. But he’s kept trekking on....

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David

Angina

Chest pain led him to the doctor, but for public health worker David, what happened next was a ...

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Darrell

Atrial fibrillation, Heart valve problems

At the age of 37, Darrell went to the doctor with nausea, shortness of breath, swelling and ...

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